Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Learning can no longer be seen as something that is done to children by teachers

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008And I could not agree more.A different approach for teaching our children is a report published by Charles Ledbeater and covered in the GuardianThe word relationship drops in as doesthat qualifications aren't the only goal of an education, ...

De-schooling Society

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008Having lunch with a friend Sophia Parker, ex-Demos. She is the author of Unlocking Innovation. Why citizens hold the key to public service reform And perhaps also of relevance The Journey to the Interface. How public service ...

Opening the doors of the modern age

Saturday, April 26th, 2008Johannes Gutenberg was indeed the key to opening the door of the modern age.I watched a programme last night presented by Stephen Fry taking us through the story of printing and its father Johannes Gutenberg.Stephen Fry asks why ...

How do I reach Jan Chipchase @ Nokia and why is Apple so bad?

Monday, April 14th, 2008If you need to reach Jan Chipchase, the best, and sometimes only, way to get him is on his cellphone. The first time I spoke to him last fall, he was at home in his apartment in Tokyo. ...

Creative Britain – A nation of shopkeepers?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008Vic Keegan wrote an impassioned piece recently about the creative industries in the UK.Vic writesWhen the 1850 public libraries bill was going through parliament, opposition came mainly from MPs representing the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. ...

Evolution of SMLXL

Friday, March 28th, 2008 In 2002, I founded a company called SMLXL - short for Small Medium Large XtraLarge.Its focus was and still is - how do businesses and organisations meaningfully engage in a commercial or social agenda with their audiences.  We were some ...

Learnings from YouTube

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008Earlier this month, I served as a respondent on a panel at USC's 24/7 DIY Video Event on a panel during which Juhasz shared her experiences. I felt that both her pedagogical approach and her critical perspective on Youtube ...

The Engaged Learning Community

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008The Horizon Report examines emerging technologies that could/will play a major role in transforming education.Educational uses of the two topics on the far-term horizon, collective intelligence and social operating systems, are understandably rarer; however, there are ...

What Age are we in?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008I was in Amsterdam yesterday working with the staff from Freedom Lab in Amsterdam - probing, exploring, discussing some of the major themes that preoccupy me.And one of the questions that came up yesterday was - What Age ...

New Media and the Creative Industries In the UK

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007The Culture, Media and Sport Committee reportOpening paragraph of summary The pace of change is so rapid that solutions to some of the problems that we sought to address have already begun to emerge. However, at the ...

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